2016 BMW M235

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

174.7” x 55.8”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • None of the prior 1 Series' awkward lines
  • Snug cabin still accommodates taller people
  • Excellent handling and balance
  • Decent trunk room

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • Lack of expected standard features
  • Small dashboard screen (non-navigation models)

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Offered in 228i or M235i form, both with turbo engines
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe or convertible

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Business Luxury Sports coupè Vibes

The M235i makes me feel like a very fast businessman Simple and contemporary design inside but bold sharpe lines in the exterior all that with 320+ horses the ablility to take corners at speed with full boost being available around 1800 rpm and you have yourself with a car that bmw should be very content with placing on their line up.


Love this car

This car is fun to drive. The trunk fits two sets of golf clubs and has a nice amount of room. It has a great feel and didn’t break the bank. It is a dream come true. I love my car.


One of BMW's best driver's cars.

Most of the performance of the BMW M2 with a more comfortable ride. Excellent handling and acceleration that makes this car very fun to drive. As close to the experience of an old-school 80's and 90's BMW as you can buy currently.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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